Stanley Peterson, 71

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stanley Carl Peterson, 71, loving husband and friend, of 300 Victoria Ave., Negaunee, Mich., went to be with the Lord at 1:14 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Marquette General Hospital with his wife at his side and under the care of the MGH staff following years of health issues.
Stan “Sonny” was born Jan. 23, 1939, to Alvin and Vera (Awe) Peterson in Clarks Grove, on a farm where he was raised, was a graduate of Albert Lea High School, class of 1957. His employment was mainly driving lumberyard and gravel trucks. He moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1987 to help care for his in-laws, Willard “Bunk” and Bessie. He would return to his roots in southern Minnesota in the summer and fall to harvest crops. This lead to his passion of getting a John Deere tractor he used for hobby farming. He also enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his wife, traveling, spending time with family at camp at Three Lakes, and his daily stop at the shop to see the boys. He was also known as the “neighborhood watch force,” as he sat in his red truck (office) with his cell phone in hand. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 35 1/2 years, Mary Margaret (Harlan) Peterson; two sisters: Beverly Head and Marlene (Robert) McDonald, both of Albert Lea; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Delores Hughes; brothers-in-law: Art Hughes and Robert Head; and a nephew Scott Head.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee, Mich., with Monsignor Peter Oberto officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Jason Mattson, John Herman, Jim Parker, Chad Sorenson, Brock Sorenson, Adion Riutta, Al Kurin and Tim Barrette. Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. A parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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